Gazmend Leka

He was born in 1953 in Tirana Albania. Graduated in 1978 from the Art Academy in Tirana for painting and graphics, from 1979 to 1982 he was a painter and co-leader of the designing and the execution of the interior of “Gj. K. – Skënderbeu” Museum in Kruja, Albania. For ten years he worked in the studio film “Shqipëria e Re” as a painter and artistic director. During this time Leka worked on two films and won an international award “Dea Fortunata” in Naples.

Since 1992 he has been Professor at the Academy of Arts, Tirana. As a painter he has made around 140 major painting exhibitions inside and outside Albania.

His artwork is typically in earthy tones such as brown or grey.